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The most complex component in all of home theater is the AV preamp. Consumers are wary of the category as the HDMI standard has changed more time than Cher at a Las Vegas show. AV Preamps are like computers thus don't hold their values like stereo preamps or power amps but they represent the merger of the idea of a surround sound processor and a stereo preamp thus potential system simplicity for many home theater enthusiasts and audiophiles looking for 5.1 or 7.1 sound. For a full archive of AV Preamp Reviews read this page from HomeTheaterReview.com.

Emotiva's $599 MC-700 AV Processor Will Ship This Month

Emotiva's $599 MC-700 AV Processor Will Ship This Month

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Emotiva has announced that its new MC-700 AV preamp, first introduced back in April, will ship by the end of December. Part of the company's entry-level BasX line, the $599 MC-700 is a 7.1-channel AV processor with six HDMI inputs,... Read More

 
Firmware Update Adds DTS:X and Auro-3D to McIntosh MX122

Firmware Update Adds DTS:X and Auro-3D to McIntosh MX122

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McIntosh has announced that a firmware update is now available to add DTS:X and Auro-3D decoding to the MX122 AV processor, which was introduced earlier this year. The MX122 already supports Dolby Atmos decoding; with the update, this 11.2-channel processor... Read More

 
Artison Introduces Nano Backpack P5 Processor/Amp

Artison Introduces Nano Backpack P5 Processor/Amp

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At the recent CEDIA Expo 2016, Artison officially unveiled the Nano Backpack P5 processor/amplifier, a petite box that can be discreetly mounted behind a display, on a wall, or in a shelf. The P5 offers five channels of Class D... Read More

 
New Flagship Electronics From Marantz

New Flagship Electronics From Marantz

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Marantz has announced details on its newest flagship AV receiver and processor. The SR7011 AV receiver and AV7703 processor--both due out this month with an MSRP of $2,199--feature 11.2-channel processing and support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The SR7011 (shown... Read More

 
Trinnov Adds Roon Support to Pre/Pros

Trinnov Adds Roon Support to Pre/Pros

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Trinnov has announced that, in the first quarter of 2017, the company will add Roon support to all Amethyst and Altitude32 pre/pros. Roon is an advanced music server platform that provides in-depth info about your music--including photos, bios, reviews, lyrics,... Read More

 

Integra's New Research Series Includes 11.2-Channel Receiver and Preamp

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Integra has introduced its new flagship Research Series of AV electronics, which includes the 11.2-channel DRX-R1 AV receiver (shown here, $3,200) and the 11.2-channel DRC-R1 AV preamp ($2,500). Integra has also announced the new 9.2-channel DRX-7 and 5.1-channel DSX-3 receivers,... Read More

 
Emotiva Announces HDMI 2.0 Upgrade for XMC-1 AV Preamp

Emotiva Announces HDMI 2.0 Upgrade for XMC-1 AV Preamp

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Emotiva has announced that, in August, the company will release an upgrade to its XMC-1 AV pre/pro to add HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. The new HDMI board will add one HDMI 2.0 input and one 2.0 output, which will... Read More

 
Datasat Upgrades LS10 to Add Dolby Atmos

Datasat Upgrades LS10 to Add Dolby Atmos

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Datasat has announced an upgrade to its LS10 AV processor to add support for Dolby Atmos. The LS10 supports 15 audio channels and already includes Auro3D decoding. It can also be upgraded to support Dirac Live. The LS10 offers advanced... Read More

 
Trinnov Adds DTS:X to the Altitude32 Pre/Pro

Trinnov Adds DTS:X to the Altitude32 Pre/Pro

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Trinnov has announced the addition of DTS:X to the company's high-end Altitude32 preamp/processor. The Altitude32, which supports up to 32 discrete channels, already included support for Dolby Atmos and Auro3D. Now, owners who purchased the 3D decoders option can add... Read More

 
Emotiva Introduces Entry-Level BasX Line of Preamps and Amps

Emotiva Introduces Entry-Level BasX Line of Preamps and Amps

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Emotiva has introduced a new entry-level lineup of preamps and amps priced between $199 and $599. The new BasX line includes a stereo preamp/tuner, a tuner/stereo amplifier, an integrated amplifier, two- to seven-channel amplifiers, a 7.1-channel AV preamp, and an... Read More